As Mother day approaches, I’m reflecting on how my time as a mother for the past 4 years have flown on by and if things have changed and what I’ve learned.
Fly by years: As I glance down at my kids, I sometimes catch myself and think ‘wow, I remember the day they were learning to walk'. How anxious I was to make sure they were hitting their milestones back when they were babies. Well, they are not babies, they are little mini ME’s of my husband and I. I can’t believe how fast they’ve grown and how much their personalities begin to show more and more each day. How did we get here? Yesterday I was rocking them to sleep on an exercise ball as a baby, and now we are school shopping for my son!! Being a military family puts the saying ‘cherish every moment’ to a whole new level. We never know when my husband will be away. Whether it be training, work obligations or deployments, spending time as a family is important because it may be tomorrow that he’ll be off away at his next task. Time doesn’t stop for us, its up to us to stop and take the time.
Powers of a Superhero: How have things changed since being a mom from Day 1 to now? So much, but not much at the same time….lol…..I’m still needed every second of the day, when I think I have a moment to sit, one kid will need something then the next…..you moms get it right?! We are ALWAYS needed, just in different ways, as they get older. I’ve learned that taking time for myself is important. Sometimes I have to force myself to do things for myself, but I’ve found that it’s made me stronger, more confident and happier about myself. Being a stay at home mom can take over your whole identity, and I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to. Don’t forget who you are and who you were before kids. You are your kids superhero, safe zone, and number one fan. Every superhero has an energy and reboot button, so take the time to step back, reboot your engine when needed and come back being that supermom hero that all moms are! Wishing all the moms, especially my mom, a Happy Mothers day!!